Tuesday, May 2, 2017 • 11:30am–12:30pm
ADMISSION: Free in conjunction with Free First Tuesdays. Registration recommended, space is limited.
Movement for Humans is a movement class for all ages and all bodies that fosters a deeply present state, allowing a gentle exploration of the body wherein movement becomes pleasurable and our physical expectations are set aside. The movement sequencing is designed to facilitate an unpacking of the body, bringing it into a state of creative receptivity. Class will take place both in and out of chairs with modifications available for all participants. Led with Joe Goode Performance Group Company members. No dance experience necessary.
Move with gravity.
Find ease of motion.
Tune into the deep structure of your body.
Feel the bones and the healing pleasure of simple mobility.
Free with advance registration to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 415.655.7856.
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Creative Aging at The CJM is a series of enrichment activities for older adults which support health, wellness, and quality of life. Offerings include dance, storytelling, films, classes, tours, and public programs. Programs occur every Free First Tuesday, as well as at additional times.
The Joe Goode Performance Group, formed in 1986, tours regularly throughout the US, and has toured internationally to Canada, Europe, South America, Africa, and the Middle East. Goode is known as a master teacher; his summer workshops in “felt performance” attract participants from around the world, and the company’s teaching residencies on tour are hugely popular. He is a member of the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley in the department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies.
Goode’s performance-installation works have been commissioned by the Fowler Museum of Natural History in Los Angeles, Krannert Art Museum, the Capp Street Project, the M.H. de Young Museum, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. His dance theater work has been commissioned by Pennsylvania Ballet, Zenon Dance Company, AXIS Dance Company, and Dance Alloy Theater among others. Goode and his work have been recognized by numerous awards for excellence including the American Council on the Arts, the New York Dance and Performance Award (Bessie), and Isadora Duncan Dance Awards (Izzies).
Joe Goode is a choreographer, writer, and director widely known as an innovator in the field of dance for his willingness to collide movement with spoken word, song, and visual imagery. He was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007, and the United States Artists Glover Fellowship in 2008. In 2006 Goode directed the opera Transformations for the San Francisco Opera Center. His play Body Familiar, commissioned by the Magic Theatre in 2003, was met with critical acclaim.
Damara Vita Ganley is a Bay Area dance artist. She is grateful to have worked with the Joe Goode Performance Group (JGPG) since 2009. She loves sharing movement with others and is the Director of Dance at Kirby College Preparatory School, serves as JGPG’s Education Coordinator and enjoys teaching dance for people with Parkinson’s. She graduated from UC Santa Cruz with degrees in Anthropology, Women’s Studies, and Theater Arts. She has also worked with Bandaloop, Fog Beast, EmSpace Dance, Jo Kreiter/FlyAway Productions, Lisa Townsend, Nancy Karp, Shift Physical Theatre and RJ Muna.
Major support for Access Programs at The Contemporary Jewish Museum comes from Wells Fargo Foundation. Additional support comes from the Morse Family Foundation.